Hip Surgery Update

It’s been a long day! We arrived at the hospital at 5:45 am. Pre-op went unexpectedly smooth. Jackson did not require any oxygen last night or this morning (His oxygen usually dips between 4-5:00 am and we put oxygen on him). The surgical procedure started around 7:30 am.

The ENT went first, checked his airway repair procedure from six weeks ago, and reported that everything looks good and is healing nicely. The pulmonologist went second, performed a bronchoscopy, and was pleasantly surprised at how good his lungs look. He said that Jackson’s lungs aren’t perfect but look much better than the last time and better than expected. The orthopedic surgeon began the third and most intense portion around 9:00 am and finished around 3:30 pm, when he came out to talk to us.

Jackson went from the OR straight to the PICU. We got to see him in the PICU around 4:30 pm. Longest day ever!

The surgery went well. Jackson has A LOT of hardware in his hips and legs. Both hips were put back into socket, some muscles were loosened up, and his left knee was realigned. He has a ridiculous cast and brace system on his lower body.

We are currently in the PICU. Jackson’s lungs are a little junky from the long procedure. We’ve been told to be liberal with the morphine pump. We should be in the hospital for a week with respiratory issues and pain management as the main concerns.

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12 responses to “Hip Surgery Update

  1. Thank you so much for the update, it is great to hear things appear to have gone smoothly…continued prayers for a speedy recovery are coming your way!

  2. We have had you our thoughts and prayers all day. So glad to hear all of the positive aspects from the doctors. We will continue to ask that prayers be answered for healing & strength for sweet Jackson and peace of mind and rest when you need it for the two of you, Santina and Josh.
    Love to all Uncle Joe and Aunt Pam

  3. We have had you in our thoughts and prayers all day. So glad to hear all of the positive aspects from the doctors. We will continue to ask that prayers be answered for healing & strength for sweet Jackson and peace of mind and rest when you need it for the two of you, Santina and Josh.
    Love to all Uncle Joe and Aunt Pam

  4. SO glad to hear everything went well with the procedure. I’ve had you all in my thoughts all day today. I’ll continue to say prayers for you guys. Thank you for the update!

  5. Thank You. 🙏🏼
    I will continue focused prayer for you, Jackson (and team.) Praying for all the strength you need. You are amazing. Amazing. xo.
    Much Love.

  6. I am so thankful that things went better than expected! Will continue prayers for all of you ❤️

  7. I’m so glad to hear things went well! Jackson is such a trooper. Sending hugs and prayers
    ❤️ Julianne Smith

  8. brought tears to my eyes, Jackson is a strong boy and he is surrounded by a loving family I will continue my prayers for him and You. Prayers for recovery to more forwards without complications. God Bless Jackson.

  9. Your family is in my thoughts and I am glad that Jackson’s surgery went well. I hope he will not be in too much pain and that his recovery goes well. You and Josh are terrific parents and have such great support from your family and it shows. Peace be with you at the holidays.

  10. Josh and Santina, you have been in our prayers and will continue to lift you up to the Throne. You are amazing parents and we love you dearly. Do enjoy your family. Love you. Jane and George

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